21 June 2023
Stalin and Marilyn Monroe at the Table, signed and dated 1989–1990.
Acrylic, screenprint, gold foil and marker on paper, 58 by 78.5 cm.
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 2008.
Private collection, Canada.
Related literature: For another version of the composition, see Leonid Sokov, Sculptures, Paintings, Objects, Installations, Documents, Articles, St Petersburg, Palace Editions, 1995, p. 139, illustrated in black and white.
Sokov transformed this screen print into an original artwork. He represents his migration (escape) from USSR to the "free" USA.
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